PLEASE NOTE: We have added a few things since June 2007. The upgrades have been available to select customers for a number of years. Numbers one and two and three will knock your socks off. As with everything we have done to the players they continue to clean up the sound, tighten it and reveal more detail in every way. Those who have them love it! Get 'em while they are available.
1. Platter drive motor power supply upgrade. $200 for the drawings and data or $430 for the ready to install kit. Installation requires technical knowledge.
2. Compressor pulse tank upgrade. If you do not have tanks from us, you should get these. $200 for the drawings and data, $480 for the very simple installation kit.
3. Compressor upgrade for the Model 1.2. Essentially uses the Model 2 compressor on the Model 1. We charge $325 for the engineering package, which is all the information necessary to allow you to purchase the components (around $475 - 600) and assemble the new air system. The new system uses a Model 2 type compressor which is noisey and must be located remotely (basement). The improvement in vacuum and pressure take the 1.2 to REALLY new levels of performance.
4. Platter mat. Some years ago we had a very small sample quantity of
these made by the original manufacturer. We will sell a few out of the
stash. They are the very last mats available. These are self-adhesive
backed. $385 each.
Versalab has been maintaining Versa Dynamics record players continuously since the days when Versa Dynamics and Versa Dynamics Inc. ceased doing business years ago. We have the original designer John Bicht and most of the original documentation. In addition, there is a small stock of any component that has failed since the players were new. We have within the last year or two got a new stock of the obsolete electronics in the control boxes, a few replacement Model 1 transformers, 'play' switches for the M 2, and even some eproms.
Things such as drive belts, vacuum gaskets, and such we continually get remade. Manuals and such are always available as well.
Any part is possible to replace. However, be very careful of loss of a complete sub-system such as a control box, in shipping for instance. We have been suggesting for years that any such thing should be insured for the market price of the complete record player or near that.
One of the best ways to get the players running very well is to talk to John. He is available via telephone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Consulting does cost after the first 1/2 hour or so - $150 per hour. We have heard that some think this expensive - yet they will buy a $1500 cartridge to put on a sick record player that could be put right easily.
Basics to pay attention to...M1 bearings re-greased whenever the grease turns dark...new drive belt once a year...and clean the grooves too...keep the arm tube really clean...if there is a humidity problem at the arm call us, easily fixed...keep the players on very good stands, that doesn't mean anything commercial that we have seen...etc.
One of the biggest problems we come across is customer's lack of correct information. Over the years as players have been moved repeatedly, and changed owners, old wive's tales have sprung up. Please see the list at the end of this page.
Dynamics record player options, accessories and parts price
Ask if you want or need other parts.
the answers here don't work call John for a free analysis.
The platter motors whine.
The Model 1 compressor is noisy.
The suspension of either player should be defeated (made rigid).
The Versa arm is hard to keep tracking correctly.
Help us track down more of these!
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